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Artfest Celebrates 10th Anniversary

ArtFest begins the three-day run of its 10th anniversary event at noon today on the grounds of the Cheney Cowles Museum, 2316 W. First, in Browne’s Addition.

ArtFest hours are: noon-8:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

To avoid traffic congestion, a free shuttle system will ferry festival-goers from the Inland Automobile Association parking lot at 1717 W. Fourth to the museum grounds.

Here are the schedules for the art and music demonstrations:

Artist times

The one-hour demonstrations presented on Pad West provide an overview of the exciting and gifted range of artists in our region. From the Seattle area, and new to Artfest, are Sharon Boyd, creating beautiful vessels from gourds, and Yukie Adams, who fashions Northwest coast native arts with Tlingit influence. Of local interest are the talents of the Mauldings from Kettle Falls, Wash., who create hitched horse hair products, and Chris Druffel, Spokane, demonstrating the casien technique of landscape painting.

Pad West


12:30-1:30 p.m. Yukie Adams (Northwest coast native arts)

2-3 p.m. Pauline Haas (pastels)

3:30-4:30 p.m. Sharon Boyd (pyro-engraved, embellished gourds)

5-6 p.m. Tom Quinn (cartooning)


10:30-11:30 a.m. David Glass (leaded glass)

Noon-1 p.m. Shoni and Ron Maulding (hitched horse hair)

1:30-2:30 p.m. Don Nepean (watermedia painting)

3-4 p.m. Marilyn Evans (basketry)

4:30-5:30 p.m. Lars Neises (calligraphy) Sunday

10:30-11:30 a.m. Terry Gieber (potter’s wheel)

Noon-1 p.m. Chris Druffel (casien landscapes)

1:30-2:30 p.m. Theodore J. Smith (bird woodcarving)

3-4 p.m. Harold Balazs (multimedia presentation)

Pad East

The 2- to 4-hour artist demonstrations on Pad East, allow viewers to watch an artist’s creative process from the beginning stages to completion. These demonstrations feature regional artists who work in complex sculptural and multimedia processes. Their philosophical approaches are usually as interesting as their techniques.


4:30-7:30 p.m. Kathy Hubbard (multimedia installation)


10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ken Spiering (watercolor)

2-5 p.m. Mardis Nenno (handbuilding/clay sculpture)


11 a.m.-1 p.m. Margaret Gregg (clay sculpture)

1:30-4:30 Lyn Z. Turtlewoman (multimedia sculpture event)

Demonstrations underwritten by the Sahlin Foundation.

Clay provided by Gonzaga University Ceramics Department.

Artist Demonstrations are organized by Gina Freuen.

Music schedule

A complete schedule of ArtFest music activities:


Noon Carla Carnegie (classics to boogie, plus originals in piano)

1:30 p.m. Jim Templeton (popular standards and jazz on vibraphone)

2:25 p.m. Occasional String Band (“Balding men with day jobs”)

4 p.m. Soko (Spokane’s only Klezmer orchestra)

5:30 p.m. Lindell Reason (Detroit-style blues and jazz)

7 p.m. Desafinado (Brazilian jazz)


11 a.m. Nancy Lynn Allen (Folky-talk, Rag-abilly music)

12:15 p.m. Full Moon (Elegantly earthy bluegrass)

1:30 p.m. East Side Kids (jug band music and blues)

2:45 p.m. Planet Lounge Orchestra (blues to boogie; swing to rock and roll)

4 p.m. Moko Jumbie (music from the tropics)


6-8 p.m. Ranch Romance (hot western-swing and regressive country)


11 a.m. Philip Boulding (harp virtuoso from Magical Strings)

12:15 p.m. Staley/Thomsen (Spokane favorites play hot acoustic music)

1:30 p.m. Hired Hands (bluegrass and country music)

2:45 p.m. Rob Vaughn (rhythm and blues, jazz)

4 p.m. Jeri Brown Trio (swing-era jazz)

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